Congratulations to Ken Gushi for his 2nd place overall finish in the Toyota Pro / Celebrity Race coming in 1st place over all the other Pros. Gushi battled through a 30 second handicap that the “Pro” drivers are given from the start of the race and weaved his way past the other Pros and Celebrity drivers as he closed the gap on winner actor William “Bill” Fichtner. Gushi looked good in the 10 lap race and had the best lap time of the day 1:46:429.
Other celebrities included: MMA fighter Tito Ortiz, Kevin Jonas (Jonas Brothers), and actor Djimon Hounsou. Other Pros included Scion Racing driver Chris Rado and previous celebrity winners Frankie Muniz, and Brian Austin Green. Toyota will donate $5000 to the Racing for Kids charity and an additional $5000 to the winner’s charity.
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is scheduled to be broadcast on the Speed Channel on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. EDT and will be rebroadcast after that. (See local listings or www.speedtv.com for times.)
(podium image provided by Ron Bermudez)
Be sure to check out all the Team Drift action this weekend during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Saturday – April 16, 2011
8:55am – 9:20am: Team Drift Practice
Sunday – April 17, 2011
3:40pm – 3:55pm: Team Drift Competition
Photo: Matt Ulfeidef
Formula Drift‘s 2011 season opener on the Streets of Long Beach. I know everyone wants to see the photos, so without further delay, let’s begin! Through the lenses of the MotorMavens sharpshooters. Click here to see more coverage!
When: Saturday April 23rd 2011
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring Lot
Drivers Register HERE!
VegasProAm follows a Formula Drift style event format to help drivers get the feel of what will be expected from them at the next level of competition.
7:00am – Gates Open to Drivers and Teams
7:00am – 8:25am Tech Inspection
8:35am – 8:50am Drivers Meeting/Safety Briefing
8:50am – 9:00am Parade Lap
9:00am – 9:50am Practice Session 1
10:00am – 10:50am Practice Session 2
11:00am – 11:50pm Practice Session 3
12:00pm – 12:50pm Practice Session 4
1:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:50pm Drivers Staging in number order
2:00pm – 3:15pm Qualifying
3:30pm – 3:35pm Qualifying Results Drivers Meeting
3:40pm – 4:00pm Top 8/16 Practice
4:00pm – 5:00 or 530pm Top 8/16 Tandem Competition
5:30pm – 6:00pm Award Ceremony
Round 1 Event Prizes:
* VegasProAm Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
* Brian Crower is awarding a $300.00 Gift Certificate
* Godspeed is awarding a $300.00 Gift Certificate
* AIT Racing is awarding a $150.00 Gift Certificate
* RETAKS is awarding a $100.00 Gift Certificate
* Just Drift is awarding a Free Practice Session Voucher to 1st place
* Dstroyr T-Shirt or Product
* AIT Racing is awarding a $100.00 Gift Certificate
* RETAKS is awarding a $50.00 Gift Certificate
* Dstroyr T-Shirt
* Dstroyr T-Shirt
RETAKS will be awarding a Cash Prize for the most “Insane Entry”
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